The Prime

Lone Wolf Jeffrey McKenna lives in the cracks of an Orwellian reality where Dogma, Spirit and Ideology are heretical and forbidden. The loss of his wife Laura, who died in a world wide pandemic, still haunts him. Wondering if the whispers he hears come from God, he challenges the tenets of The Prime.

  • Jessica Green
    Better Dead Than Red, MindFull, The Red Lotus, Spilt Milk, The Light Watcher
  • James Pravasilis
    First Time Filmmaker!
  • James Pravasilis, Pete Dorton
  • James Pravasiis
    Key Cast
    "Jeffery McKenna"
  • Stephanie Weppler
    Key Cast
  • Zoe Watkins
    Key Cast
    "CSF Agent#1"
  • Pete Dorton
    Key Cast
    "CSF Agent#2"
  • Dana Marisa Schoenfeld
    Key Cast
  • Latisha DiVentuto
    Key Cast
  • Kaye Tuckerman
    Key Cast
    "Director Allen"
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  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 9, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Sunscreen film festival

    United States
  • Vero Beach Wine+ film Festival
    Vero Beach, Calif.
    United States
    June 7, 2018
  • Walkerville Film Festival
    June 14, 2018
    Canadian Premiere
  • Texas International Film festival
    Aransas, Texas
    United States
    June 7, 2018
  • European Independent Film Award
  • NYC Indie Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    February 17, 2018
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival
    January 27, 2018
    Best Long short winner
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 25, 2018
  • Best Shorts Competition
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    March 20, 2018
    Winner award of Merit
  • Miami Indie festival
    Miami, FL
    United States
  • Hollywood Film Competition
  • Rome Independent Prisima Awards
  • Long Ilsand International film Expo
    Long Island
    United States
  • Jersey Shore Film festival
  • Art Is Alive film festival
Director Biography - Jessica Green

Jessica Green is an actor/editor/director who currently has several short films, as well as the award winning Sci-Fi web series "Here We Wait," on the festival circuit. Originally from Chicago, Jessica has a BA in Theatre from Florida State, and has spent time working in both Los Angeles and New York. Jessica is passionate about storytelling through film, and strives to make every piece she works on something that will not only touch people's hearts but also open avenues for discussion.

Jessica recently won the award of merit for both Directing and Editing at the Southern Shorts Awards, and Best Ensemble at The Grove Film Festival.

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Director Statement

When I was in fifth grade, I read 1984 for the first time and immediately deemed it my favorite book; a rather odd choice for a young child, but believe me when you start quoting Orwell in elementary school papers, it is an automatic "A"! I was fascinated by questions such as: "Who is really in charge?" "What are they in charge of?" "Where is the line between controlling action and controlling thought?" and "Is there such a thing as free will?"
Working on this film allowed me to explore those questions more deeply and contemplate a societal structure that seemed like a far-off fantasy or perhaps only a metaphor in fifth grade, but feels as though it may be just a few wrong turns away today.
I met Jimmy, writer and producer of The Prime, while working on an independent film together. He expressed interest in working with me on his own project and invited me to read the script. When we sat down for an in depth discussion of the story, we quickly realized that we shared the same vision for the world of The Prime and the questions that world forces us to ask ourselves.